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Get a first glimpse of the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (pictures)

The extra-large Lumia 950 has a 5.7-inch screen, liquid cooling and 20-megapixel camera.

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Meet the Lumia 950's big brother

Microsoft's new Lumia 950 XL has a 5.7-inch screen, liquid cooling, a 20-megapixel camera. You can connect it to a screen, keyboard and mouse to use it as a computer.


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Turn the phone into a PC

Like it's little brother, the Lumia 950, the 950 XL can turn into a Windows 10 computer using a feature called Continuum. Connect it to a monitor, keyboard and mouse and it will act as both a computer, with full Windows 10 apps, and a smartphone.

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Microsoft Display Dock

The Microsoft Display Dock lets you connect the phone to accessories including the mouse and keyboard.

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Microsoft Office on the Lumia

With Continuum, you can run full Windows 10 applications off the Lumia 950 XL. Here you can see the XL running Word.

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Iris-scanning security

Like the Lumia 950, shown here, the Lumia 950 XL has a front-facing camera that can scan your iris to unlock the phone.

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20-megapixel camera

On the back, there's a big camera like we've seen on many Lumias before.

There's a dedicated camera button, optical image stabilization and a triple-LED flash.

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5.7-inch phablet

The Lumia 950 XL (right) is big, with a 5.7-inch screen with a whopping 564 pixels per inch.

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Windows 10 Mobile

The phone runs Windows 10 Mobile.

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USB Type-C

The phone is powered through a USB Type-C connector. So it doesn't matter whether you plug in the charging cable right-side up or upside down -- it'll work either way.

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On sale in November

The Lumia 950 XL goes on sale in November for $649. (UK and Australia prices weren't revealed but the US price converts to £425 or AU$910.)

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